Made this wonderful cowl today with two skeins of Malabrigo roasts in a half double crochet through the back loop with a 9mm bamboo hook.
I have always enjoyed doing photography and editing images and when I discovered the Lensical app on the iPhone I decided to try it. There are many scenes that work great but there are also many that don’t so I really have to experiment. Here are some of my favorites that I have made and one I have even printed and is hanging in my office.
I was able to make this very basic and easy winter hat with a pom-pom and it only took about 45 minutes. I used lion Brand yarn wool ease thick and quick. I also found this video tutorial on YouTube that gave me the basics on how to create the hat. You could really make a lot of these in one weekend and they would make great Christmas gifts.
So I decided to try to use this basic knit pattern for a sock and tried to make up this Tunisian simple stitch pattern but it didn’t really turn out how I planned. The sock turned out really too small and tight and I could try to do it with a better kind of sock yarn and it might work out OK. So this was a good learning experience that it’s a great idea to stick with the pattern.
Well it’s been about two months, but I’ve finally finished my first sweater! And I think it turned out really nice! I use green Lopi wool (took about 11 skeins) and the zipper is brass that my sister sewed in for me. I used a free Ravelry pattern that is called Tunisian Rib Stitch Zip Front Cardigan by Treva McCain. You can download it here for free. However, I only used the basic shapes and sizes from the pattern and made the collar larger to fit the zipper I bought online which was 34 inches. I also used a size K tunisian crochet hook. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!
The above picture is lining up the zipper with pins before it gets sewn in.
Karen has a Bernina Limited. It’s the fanciest sewing machine I’ve ever seen.
we picked out the green thread on the left.
This is a photo before the zipper got put in. I was trying to see how much more border I needed to add.
This was a photo of just the back panel and one of the front panels completed.